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STETSON UNIVERSITY 
COMMENCEMENT 



SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009 
EDMUNDS CENTER 
DELAND, FLORIDA 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2011 with funding from 

Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation 



http://www.archive.org/details/stetsonuniversit2009unse 



Stetson University 
Commencement 

School of Business 
Administration 

School of Music 



9:00 a.m. 



Stetson 
University 




SPRING 2009 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

School of Business Administration 
School of Music 



President H. Douglas Lee, Presiding 

University Mace Bearer ~ Senior Professor Gary Maris 

University Marshals ~ Professor Betty Thome, Associate Deans Toni Blum and Noel Painter, and 

Senior Vice President James R. Beasley 

Gonfaloniers ~ Sarah Edwards, B.B.A., and Elizabeth Frampton, BM. 

Announcer - Alan Raines, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities 



PROCESSIONAL 



Fanfare and Processional 

Stetson University Brass Ensemble 
Ted Shistle, Guest Director 



Edward Elgar, arr. Joel Treybig 



INVOCATION 



WELCOME 



Michael R. Fronk 74 
University Chaplain 



H. Douglas Lee 
President 



LITANY FOR THE STETSON UNIVERSITY COMMUN ITY Leonard L. Nance 

University Adviser of Diversity Issues and Dean of First Year Studies 

Leader: Stetson University students, faculty, staff, families, and friends, 

We come together to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to each other and to Stetson 
University, and to proclaim ourselves as active members of a loving and inclusive community. 



Together: 
Leader: 

Together: 

Leader: 



We strive to transform life for the welfare of all. 

We celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to excellence in education as learners and teachers, and 
to our religious heritage, which inspires us to center our lives on the quest for meaning and truth. 



We strive to transform life for the welfare of all. 

We celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to integrate education and action, scholarship and 
social responsibility, for the purpose of promoting justice on our campus, in our nation, and 
throughout the world. 

Together: We affirm our quest for knowledge and our commitment to transform life for the welfare of all. 



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SENIOR ADDRESSES 



AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS 



CONFERRING OF HONORARY DEGREE 



Hassan Anderson '09 
Andrew Davis '09 



Jean O. West 
Dean of the School of Music 



H. Douglas Lee 



CHARGE TO THE GRADUATING CLASS 



CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES 



Richard A. McMahan 
University Trustee 

H. Douglas Lee 



Degree candidates presented by: 

James H. Scheiner, Dean, School of Business Administration 

Assisted by: 

Frank DeZoort, Senior Professor of Management and 
International Business and Director of 
Graduate Studies, School of Business Administration 
Judson Stryker, Professor and Chair of Accounting, 
Eugene M. Lynn Chair, and Associate Dean, 
School of Business Administration 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES 
Degree candidates presented by: 

James H. Scheiner, Dean, School of Business Administration 
Jean O. West, Dean, School of Music 



H. Douglas Lee 



INSTALLATION OF NEW ALUMNI 



Colleen Cooper '04, MBA '07 
Director of Alumni Relations 



ALMA MATER 



Led by Alan Raines 

Dear Alma Mater, smile upon thy children, 

Gladly we greet thee, altogether lovely! 

Peace be within thy classic halls and temples. 

Hail, Alma Mater dear! 

Dear Alma Mater, tenderly thy children 

Gather and bring to thee gracious salutations. 

Comrades, your voices lift once again in chorus; 

Hail, Alma Mater dear! 



Flemming/Hulley 



BENEDICTION 
RECESSIONAL 



Michael R. Frank 



Trumpet Voluntary 



John Bennett, arr. David Marlatt 



The audience is asked to stand during the Processional and the Recessional. 
During the Recessional, please remain at your seat until all graduates have reached the exit. 

Graduates may be greeted on Rinker Field, across the street from the Edmunds Center. 
A quiet room is available for families with small children. Please ask an usher jor directions. 

Please turn off the sound for pagers and cell phones and refrain from using them during the ( eremi my. 

Members of the Brass Ensemble: 

Giitlin Adams, David Aguila, Michael Genslinger, Brittnee Hubbard, Corey Jones, Andrea Kennard, 

Brandon Loos, Rohyn McClure, Andrew Merideth, and Joseph Powell 

Special thanks to Stetson Athletics for providing, free of charge, live streaming video and audio 

of our commencement to those wishing to view the ceremony via the internet. 

For more information, please visit u/ww.gohatters.com 



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University 







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Richard A. McMahan 



DOCTOR OF LAWS 

The Honorable Richard A. "Dick" McMahan is a Stetson University trustee, Florida developer, 
philanthropist, and public servant who has devoted much of his life to making Stetson 
University, Volusia County, and the State of Florida a better place in which to live and work. 

A native of South Carolina, he is a Clemson University alumnus in Architecture. He moved to 
DeLand in 1957 to work for a family construction company. 

As founder and former owner of McMahan Construction Company, McMahan Commercial 
Construction, and West Volusia Utilities, he has been a key player in Volusia County's growth 
and development since the 1960s. He now heads the RAM Group, Inc., a residential property 
development organization. 

His decades of public service include: founding director of the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia 
County Schools; working to establish the West Volusia Family YMCA; serving eight years on the 
City of DeLand Planning Board; working as a founding director of the Volusia County Business 
Development Corp.; director of the Volusia County Association for Retarded Citizens; and life 
member of the Clemson University Foundation Board. He served with distinction in the Florida 
House of Representatives during the 1992-1994 sessions. 

His dedication to Stetson University's ideals is long and unflinching. A member of the Board of 
Trustees since 1994, he joined with his wife, Mary, to establish the Richard and Mary McMahan 
Scholarship in 1997. In 2007, he made a major gift toward construction of the School of Music's 
Mary B. McMahan Hall, which is named in his wife's honor and was dedicated in March 2009. 
The couple's many contributions to Stetson were recognized in 1992 with the Doyle E. Carlton 
Award for extraordinary contributions to the life and development of Stetson and the State of 
Florida. 



Page 6 



May 9, 2009 
Candidates for Degrees 

Master of Business Administration 



Masters 

of 

Business 

Administration 

& 
Accountancy 



Satra Ahmadzadeh 

Ormond Beach, Florida 

Yassmine Adel Ali 
Celebration, Florida 

Hind Bachar 

Orlando, Florida 

Kelly Marie Benash 
Clermont, Florida 

Yvonne Chang 

Windermere, Florida 

Cristin Michele Cole 
Kissimmee, Florida 

Ellen Silke Curry 

Celebration, Florida 

Hayley Sarene Cylus 
Windermere, Florida 

Craig Matthew Feldman 
Celebration, Florida 

Emily Anne Gerard 
Babson Park, Florida 



Megan Elizabeth Kachur 
Orlando, Florida 

Christopher Nolan Kerns 
Satellite Beach, Florida 

Alexander Brent Johnson Lewis 
St. Cloud, Florida 

Russell E. Lowe 
Orlando, Florida 

Claudia McCutcheon 
Orlando, Florida 

Bonnie Jean McDonough 
Orlando, Florida 

Myriam G. Morales 
Davenport, Florida 

Lauren Alisa Clark Nieuwland 
Waterloo, Belgium 

William Ray Parker 
Orlando, Florida 

Amanda Lynn Pintaure 
Sevierville, Tennessee 



Kelly Mary Pregler 
Celebration, Florida 

Thakurdeo Rampersaud 
Clermont, Florida 

Julie Aline Santamaria 
St. Petersburg, Florida 

Jessica Elaine Seagle 
DeLand, Florida 

Joshua Norman Stachura 
Longwood, Florida 

James Richard Tetley II 
Holly Hill, Florida 

Christopher Adam Thomas 
DeLand, Florida 

David Charles Thomas 
Carmel, California 



Master of Accountancy 



Kevin Matthew Ballard 
Jacksonville, Florida 



Niccole Summer Miller 
Apopka, Florida 



Bernice Sahai 

Orlando, Florida 



Patrick Joseph Knipe 
Orlando, Florida 



Jamie Michelle Nestrick 
DeLand, Florida 



Gabriel-Maroun Tony Shibly 
Titusville, Florida 



: July Candidate 



Page 7 



Master 

of 

Business 

Administration - 

Juris 

Doctorate 

(In Absentia) 



Master of Business Administration - 
Juris Doctorate 

(in Absentia) 



Kerry Ann Natalia Barrett 
Wellington, Florida 



Ross Slava Felsher 
Seminole, Florida 



Lisa Marie Only 

Woodbury, New Jersey 



John Graham Benson 
Dade City, Florida 



John Paul Getting 

St. Petersburg, Florida 



Lauren Miehele Pcholinski 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



Louis David Brown III 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



David Neel Holland 

Hanover, Pennsylvania 



Kristin Elizabeth Rippel 
Canton, Ohio 



Kevin Philip Dagostino 
Gulfport, Florida 



Stephanie Kwan 

St. Petersburg, Florida 



Gitanjali Jennifer Senapati 
Tampa, Florida 



Andrew Leonard Denzer 
Gulfport, Florida 



Nicole Marie Mariani 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



Allyson Lynn Smith 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



Elisa Mary-Margaret Dionne 
Odessa, Florida 



Shanda Faith Moyers 
Gulfport, Florida 



Emily Tejerina 

New York, New York 



Kelly Lynn Downer 
DeLand, Florida 



Bryan Joseph Nelson 

South Pasadena, Florida 



Ryan Alan Yeary 

St. Petersburg, Florida 



Laresa Ann Dudley 
Crestview, Florida 



Rebecca Lynn Nichols 
Sebring, Florida 



Page 8 



* July Candidate 



Bachelor of Business Administration 



fc Brandon Joshua Arledge 
Orlando, Florida 
Finance 

Ashley Marie Baker 

Northboro, Massachusetts 
Marketing 

Emily Susan Ball 

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Marketing 

Ayesha Sakeena Barkley 
East Orange, New Jersey 
Management 

Patrick Allen Bauer 

North Oaks, Minnesota 
Marketing 

Jillian Suzanne Beddoe 

Framingham, Massachusetts 
Marketing 

Garfield Montgomery Blair 
Orlando, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Caitlin Marie Brennan 
Sea Isle City, New Jersey 
General Business 
Administration 

Michael Charles Brown 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Finance 

Remington Bird Cantrell 
Severna Park, Maryland 
Management 

Alexander Franklin Capozza 
Mendham, New Jersey 
Finance 

Robert Thomas Carbone 
Branford, Connecticut 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Leonor Elena Carreno 
Miami, Florida 
Marketing 

Gregory Bruce Chalas 
Natick, Massachusetts 
Finance 



Kevin Patrick Chambers 
Palm Harbor, Florida 
Finance 

Tala Ashley Chin 
Orlando, Florida 
Finance 

Brian Robert Chorney 

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania 
General Business 
Administration 

Amy Lyn Clifford 

N. Haverhill, New Hampshire 
General Business 
Administration 

Anthony Michael Colavito III 
Bradenton, Florida 
Management 

Cleo Celie Collange 
Delray Beach, Florida 
International Business 

Kelly Elizabeth Jean Conard 
South Daytona, Florida 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Jeremy Charles Cook 
Daytona Beach, Florida 
Finance 

Jessica Lynn Crowley 
Tolland, Connecticut 
Finance 

Michaela Marie Dati 

Naples, Florida 

Finance 

Amanda Truly Davenport 
Ocoee, Florida 

General Business 
Administration 

Andrew Scott Davis 
Ft. Myers, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

William Caleb Davis 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
Finance 

Cody Garrett Dawson 
Niceville, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 



Trisha Jo Dejesus 
Davenport, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Michelle DellAcqua 
DeLand, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 

Nathan Edward Dierks 

Altamonte Springs, Florida 
Economics 
Finance 

Thomas John Dolatowski 
Daytona Beach, Florida 
Finance 

Ashley Johanna Dome 
Bokeelia, Florida 
Management 

Edward William Dougherty III 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Finance 

Elizabeth Marie Driggers 
Eustis, Florida 

General Business 
Administration 

Bryan Joseph Duffy 
Ponte Vedra, Florida 
Finance 

Robert Lee Duncan, Jr. 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Taylor Broderick Dupre 
Remsenburg, New York 
General Business 
Administration 

Teter Dimitri Dzuba 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Finance 

Sarah Ashley Edwards 
Tallahassee, Florida 

International Business 

Laurie Allisen Ehresman 
DeLand, Flot ida 
General Business 
Administration 



* July Candidate 



Bachelor 

of 

Business 

Administration 



Page 9 



Bachelor 

of 
Business 

Administration 



Bachelor of Business Administration... continued 



Blythe Caroline Elkin 
Fort Myers, Florida 

International Business 

Virginia Elizabeth Farrens 
Stockton, California 
General Business 
Administration 



Ursula Jean Hall 
Niceville, Florida 
General Busines 
Administration 

Alexandra Michele Harney 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Management 



Matthew Scott Johnson 
Kingston, Florida 
Finance 

Savannah Mae Shevawn Kalka 
North Port, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 



Page 10 



Tammy Jean Fisk 
Clermont, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Alyssa Joy Flood 

Winter Park, Florida 

General Business 

Administration 

Glorivet Flores 

Winter Park, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Sydney Marie Franklin 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Finance 

Ashlee Victoria Garcia 

Clemmons, North Carolina 
Marketing 

Mark Hilton Gentry 
Gainesville, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Amanda Marie Gibbs 
Daytona Beach, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Katee Ann Gillikin 
Winter Park, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Elizabeth Anne Guenther 
DeBary, Florida 
Marketing 

!: Lisa Jean Guenther 
DeBary, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 



* July Candidate 



Kathryn Elizabeth Hedrick 
Holliston, Massachusetts 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Tracy Ann Heidenfelder 
Valley Stream, New York 
Marketing 

John Denman Hemphill 

Hampton, New Hampshire 
International Business 

Adam Hersh 
Tampa, Florida 
Management 

'" Bryan Campbell Hoag 
Berea, Kentucky 
General Business 
Administration 

Samantha Page Howell 
Lake Worth, Florida 
Marketing 

Brian Charles Ingalls 

Panama City Beach, Florida 
Management Information 
Systems 

Sarah Elizabeth Isley 
Ft. Myers, Florida 
Marketing 

* Rachel Anita Jeyaseelan 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
Economics 
Finance 

Christine Marie Johnson 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
Marketing 

Derek MacKenzie Johnson 
Barboursville, West Virginia 
Accounting Information 
Systems 



Daniel Thomas Kendziorski 
Cape Coral, Florida 
Finance 

Kirk Jonathan Labusch 
Brandon, Florida 
Finance 

Timothy John Lang 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 
Finance 

James Michael Lanzer 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Finance 

Halden Matthew LaPoten 
Dresher, Pennsylvania 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Katherine Ann Lee 

Greenwich, Connecticut 
Marketing 

Krystie Faye Lee 

Port Orange, Florida 

General Business 

Administration 

Jonathon Raymond Libratore 
Stuart, Florida 
Management 

'' Lauren Christina Licata 
Lake Mary, Florida 
Marketing 

John Watson Lindsley 
Miami, Florida 
Management 

Shin Yi Liu 

Port Orange, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 

Ashley Kay Madole 
Apopka, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 



Bachelor of Business Administration... continued 



John Michael Magee, Jr. 
Plantation, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

* Marcus Blake Marsocci 

Okeechobee, Florida 

General Business 

Administration 

Elizabeth Barone Martin 
Indialantic, Florida 
Finance 

Bruce Kerry Mason 
Sarasota, Florida 

E-Business Technology 

Erin Leigh Mason 
Longwood, Florida 
Marketing 

Mary Brenda Marie McAllister 
Peachtree City, Georgia 
General Business 
Administration 

Aaron Jeffrey McCullough 
DeLeon Springs, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Kristine Erin McGinnis 
Naples, Florida 
Marketing 

Terrence Jerome Mclntyre 
Boca Raton, Florida 
Finance 

Mason Hunter McLemore 
Panama City, Florida 
Family Business 

Robert James Meuse 

Wakefield, Massachusetts 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Andrea Suzanne Migliori 
Winter Garden, Florida 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Meredith Campbell Miller 
St. Charles, Illinois 
General Business 
Administration 



Brian Christopher Moloney 

Holbrook, New York 

Family Business 

Emma Leigh Nagle 
Enterprise, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Megan Kay Nogalski 
Zurich, Switzerland 
Finance 

Kaylyn Elizabeth Norvell 
Fort Pierce, Florida 

International Business 

'" Elizabeth Sharon Nutkins 
Orlando, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Sarina Otaibi 

Granite Falls, Minnesota 
Marketing 

Roman Charles Ozimek 
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 
Family Business 
Finance 

Thomas Xavier Parker 
Palm Beach, Florida 
Finance 

Heena Patel 

Seminole, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 

Kyle Patrick Peters 
Stuart, Florida 
Management 

Rafael Armando Picciotto 
Santiago, Chile 
Finance 

Marissa Lynn Pilson 
Port St. Lucie, Florida 

Management Information 

Systems 

Michael Anthony Pitkin 
Newport, New Hampshire 
( ieneral Business 
AJininisir.il ion 



Samuel Calvin Pritchett 
Longwood, Florida 
Finance 

Ryan Daniel Rapolti 

Daytona Beach, Flotida 
Management 

Matthew Jason Rapoport 

North Stonington, Connecticut 
Finance 

Amanda Adel Riyad 

New Port Richey, Florida 
Finance 

Rachael Lauren Roberts 
Apopka, Florida 
Finance 

Phillip Andres Rodriguez 

Mooresville, North Carolina 
Finance 

Stephanie Margaret Ryan 
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 
Marketing 

Christopher William Schuette 
Orlando, Florida 

Accounting Infotmation 
Systems 

Gregory James Serrago 
Port St. Lucie, Florida 
Finance 

* Stephen Bernard Shapiro 
Winter Haven, Florida 
International Business 

Matthew Phillip Snyder 
Oviedo, Florida 
Finance 

Pamela lues Sol 
Apopka, Florida 
Marketing 

katherine Mary St. Clair 
Wot Palm Beach, Florida 

Finance 

Bruce McLaren Stanley, Jr. 
Ft. Myers, Florida 

Management Information 

Systems 



Bachelor 

of 

Business 

Administration 



* July Candidate 






Bachelor 

of 
Business 

Administration 



Bachelor of Business Administration... continued 



Britany Lauren Stark 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
Marketing 

Frank Jay Storti 

Chiefland, Florida 
Management 

Derek Garnet Stottlemyer 
Sarasota, Florida 
Finance 

Douglas John Sweeney 
Westfield, Massachusetts 
Marketing 

Rachel Gayle Sweeney 
Falls Church, Virginia 
International Business 

Shayna Katrina Swinson 
McDonough, Georgia 
Marketing 

Sean Michael Tamm 
Venice, Florida 

Finance 

Jessica Theodore 
Orlando, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Patricia Sophia Toups 
St. Petersburg, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 



Thomas Patrick Trevisani II 
Winter Park, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Nicolas Balraj Uppal 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Finance 

Scott Lee Van Houten 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
Marketing 

Emily Katharine VanOosting 
St. Petersburg, Florida 
International Business 

Toney Joseph Vecchio 
Fort Myers, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Giacomo John Ventimiglia 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Finance 

Christopher James Villas 
Jupiter, Florida 

General Business 
Administration 

Lyubov Petrovna Vlasyuk 
Tarpon Springs, Florida 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

International Business 

Daniel Patrick Waldron 
Windermere, Florida 
Family Business 



Andrew Michael Walker 
Boxford, Massachusetts 
Marketing 

Jennifer Anne Walker 
Lake Helen, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Meizhi Wang 

DeLand, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 

Lauren Sarah Weishaar 
Webster, New York 
Finance 

Katelyn Kristine Whitney 
Wellington, Florida 
Economics 

Nicole Sharika Williams 
Parkland, Florida 
Finance 

William David Wood 
Gainesville, Florida 
Finance 

Pepper Lee Wooten 

Ormond Beach, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 



Page 12 



: July Candidate 



Bachelor of Music 



Hassan Amir Anderson 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Orchestral Instrument 

Alvez Theodore Barkoskie IV 
St. Augustine, Florida 
Organ 
Theory & Composition- 
Comp. Emphasis 

Brittany Gene Brown 
Winter Park, Florida 
Voice 

Jonathan David Carter 
Lutz, Florida 

Theory & Composition- 
Comp. Emphasis 

Ian Callum Conrad 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Outside Field-Business 

Eleanor Gregg Covault 
Viera, Florida 

Outside Field-Business 

Elizabeth Anne Frampton 
Starke, Florida 
Voice 



* Marquis Leonoris Fuse 

Riviera Beach, Florida 
Performance/Vocal 

Megan Elise Gagne 
Wellington, Florida 

Orchestral Instrument 

Amanda Jean Gargiulo 
Tavernier, Florida 
Music Technology 

Eric Alexander Gilfus 
Orange Park, Florida 
Orchestral Instrument 

Andrew Thomas Grimes 
Longwood, Florida 
Piano 

* Kyle B. Knappenberger 

Melbourne, Florida 
Performance/Vocal 

* Stephanie Denise Lorenz 

Naples, Florida 
Voice 

* William Frederick Moffitt 

Lake Mary, Florida 

Orchestral Instrument 



Morgan David Stuart 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Guitar 

''James Barney Teal 
Kissimmee, Florida 

Outside Field-Business 

James Henry Tschannen 
Titusville, Florida 
Guitar 

'" Asher Waldron 
Oviedo, Florida 

Outside Field- Art 

Christopher John Welch 
Bristol, England 

Outside Field-Management 
Information Systems 

Megan Lynette Woodall 
St. Petersburg, Florida 
Outside Field-English 



Bachelors 

of 

Music 

6k 

Music 

Education 



Bachelor of Music Education 



: Rachel Leta Davis 
Mims, Florida 
Vocal General 



Jessica Leanne Stearns 
Tallahassee, Florida 

Instrumental/General 



Amanda Gayle Loos 
Palm Bay, Florida 

Instrumental/General 



Steven Otis Stevens 
Summerfield, Florida 
Instrumental/General 



* July Candidate 



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Stetson 
University 




Page 14 



Mission 

Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an 
excellent education in a creative community where learning 
and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of 
mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full 
potential as informed citizens of local communities and the 
world. 

At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through 
programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning 
that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, 
creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art 
of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, 
close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches 
that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and 
advanced study in selective graduate and professional 
programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster 
effective communication, information and technological 
literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the 
development of informed convictions, independent 
judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are 
characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In 
bringing together learning and values, the University 
encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal 
integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual 
dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly 
complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to 
commit to active forms of social responsibility. 

Heritage 

Stetson University, Florida's first private university, 
was founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand, a New York 
philanthropist, as DeLand Academy. In 1887, the 
Legislature of the State of Florida enacted the Charter of 
DeLand University as an independent and autonomous 
institution of higher learning. The university name was 
changed in 1889 to honot John B. Stetson, the nationally 
known hat manufacturer who gave generously of his time 
and means to advance the quality and reputation of the 
institution, and who served, with Mr. DeLand and others, as 
a founding trustee of the University. 

Stetson's first ptesident, Dr. John F. Forbes, clearly 
described the commitment to teaching, which has been a 
hallmark of the University throughout its history: 

"Buildings, libraries and apparatus are good and give 
added power, but the vital contact of students with a 
vigorous and stimulating mind and heart - this is the sine 
qua non of a successful education... The most important 
thing is to find men and women of large heart and mind, apt 
to teach and full of enthusiasm and stimulating power... to 
develop in the student the habit of independent judgment - 
of investigating statements and principles for oneself, and 
thus for oneself to discover their truth or falsity." 

Today, Stetson University is a non-sectarian, 
comprehensive, private university composed of individually 
strong undergraduate programs in various colleges and 
schools, and a selected group of academically distinctive 
graduate, professional, and continuing education programs. 
We seek academically talented individuals with leadership 
potential and records of personal growth and community 
service. We promote and support scholarly and creative 
activity among students, faculty, and staff as a means to 
enhance learning, teaching, and professional development, 
and as a contribution to the broader base of knowledge. 



Medallion 

The President's Medallion, worn at all official 
academic occasions, was first used for the inauguration of 
President John E. Johns in 1969. The medallion, cast in 
silver, is the University Seal embraced by a wreath of laurel. 

Academic Attire 

The traditional pageantry of an academic procession, 
such as the one which opens today's commencement 
exercises, is one of the impressive spectacles of our time. 
The array of handsome gowns and vividly colored hoods 
worn by the faculty and other officers of the University are 
the symbols of scholarly attainment. 

Faculty Colors 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business, Accountancy Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Fine Arts Brown 

Journalism Crimson 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Science Golden Yellow 

Social Science Cream 

Social Work Citron 

Theology Scarlet 

Gonfalons 

Gonfalons are thought to have originated in Western 
Europe during the Middle Ages, when such banners were 
used as war flags. As early as the 12th century, they were 
used at state and religious ceremonies, and today are used in 
the academic ceremonies of many colleges and universities. 

Prominently featuring the University Seal and the 
name of the respective college and school, our gonfalons are 
richly hued in Stetson's colors of green and white, and 
accented by a luminous gold. The stately Elizabeth Hall 
cupola graces each gonfalon as a symbol of our heritage. The 
student bearers are outstanding members of the graduating 
class, who have been selected by their Deans for this honor. 

The University Seal 

The circular seal of Stetson University was first 
adopted between 1889 and 1891, about the time the name 
of the institution was changed from DeLand College to John 
B. Stetson University. The Latin motto, Pro Deo et Veritate, 
is translated "For God and Truth." The lamp, signifying the 
Light of Truth, rests on the Book of Wisdom. 

Mace 

Maces were originally war instruments, but from the 
13th century have been carried by the sergeant-at-arms of 
educational entities. The mace symbolizes the dignity and 
authority of the president and the Board of Trustees. 

The Stetson mace, designed by Episcopalian Canon 
Edward Nason West of the Cathedral Church of St. John the 
Divine, New York, was presented to President J. Ollie 
Edmunds in 1956. 



Stetson University 
Commencement 

College of Arts 
& Sciences 



2:00 p.m. 



Stetson 
University 



SPRING 2009 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 
College of Arts & Sciences 



President H. Douglas Lee, Presiding 

University Mace Bearer ~ Senior Professor Gary Maris 

University Marshals ~ Professor Betty Thome, Associate Deans Toni Blum and Noel Painter, and 

Senior Vice President James R. Beasley 

Gonfalonier ~ Amanda Reece, BA. 

Announcer ~ Alan Raines, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities 



PROCESSIONAL 



Fanfare and Processional 

Stetson University Brass Ensemble 
Ted Shistle, Guest Director 



Edward Elgar, arr. Joel Treybig 



INVOCATION 



Michael R. Fronk '74 
University Chaplain 



WELCOME 



Mark C. Hollis '56 
University Trustee 

H. Douglas Lee 
President 



LITANY FOR THE STETSON UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY Leonard L. Nance 

University Adviser of Diversity Issues and Dean of First Year Studies 



Leader: Stetson University students, faculty, staff, families, and friends, 

We come together to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to each other and to Stetson 
University, and to proclaim ourselves as active members of a loving and inclusive community. 

Together: We strive to transform life for the welfare of all. 

Leader: We celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to excellence in education as learners and teachers, and 
to our religious heritage, which inspires us to center our lives on the quest for meaning and truth. 

Together: We strive to transform life for the welfare of all. 

Leader: We celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to integrate education and action, scholarship and 
social responsibility, for the purpose of promoting justice on our campus, in our nation, and 
throughout the world. 

Together: We affirm our quest for knowledge and our commitment to transform life for the welfare of all. 



SENIOR ADDRESSES 



Isa Adney '09 
Gentry Mander '09 



AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS 



INSTALLATION OF CHANCELLOR 



Grady W. Ballenger 
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Mark C. Hollis 



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CONFERRING OF HONORARY DEGREE 



H. Douglas Lee 



CHARGE TO THE GRADUATING CLASS 



John Churchill 
Secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society 



Stetson 
University 



CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES H. Douglas Lee 

Degree candidates presented by: 

Grady W. Ballenger, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Assisted by: 

Glen Epley, Professor and Chair of Teacher Education 

Rusty Witek, Professor of English 

Brigid Noonan-Klima, Associate Professor and Chair of Counselor Education 



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CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES 

Degree candidates presented by: 

Grady W. Ballenger, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

INSTALLATION OF NEW ALUMNI 



H. Douglas Lee 



Colleen Cooper '04, MBA '07 
Director of Alumni Relations 



ALMA MATER 



Led by Alan Raines 

Dear Alma Mater, smile upon thy children, 

Gladly we greet thee, altogether lovely! 

Peace be within thy classic halls and temples. 

Hail, Alma Mater dear! 

Dear Alma Mater, tenderly thy children 

Gather and bring to thee gracious salutations. 

Comrades, your voices lift once again in chorus; 

Hail, Alma Mater dear! 



Flemming/Hulley 



BENEDICTION 



Michael R. Fronk 



RECESSIONAL 



Trumpet Voluntary 



John Bennett, arr. David Marlatt 



The audience is asked to stand during the Processional and the Recessional. 

During the Recessional, please remain at your seat until all graduates have reached the exit. 

Graduates may be greeted on Rinker Field, across the street from the Edmunds Center. 

A quiet room is available for families with small children. Please ask an usher for directions. 

Please turn off the sound for pagers and cell phones and refrain from using them during the ceremony. 

Members of the Brass Ensemble: 

Caitlin Adams, David Aguila, Michael Genslinger, Brittnee Hubbard, Corey Jones, Andrea Kennard, 

Brandon Loos, Robyn McCkire, Andrew Merideth, and Joseph Powell 

Special thanh to Stetson Athletics for providing, free i >j charge . live screaming videi i and audio 

of our commencement to those wishing to view the ceremony via the internet. 

For more information , please visit wvjw.gphatters.com 



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Stetson 
University 



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John Churchill 



DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS 

John Churchill is secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's oldest academic honorary society. 
Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa has 276 chapters on college and 
university campuses and well over a half-million living members. Its purpose is to advocate and recognize 
excellence in the study of the liberal arts and sciences. As secretary, Churchill is the Society's chief 
executive officer and the head of its national office. 

Churchill was born in Hector, Arkansas, and was reared in Little Rock. He was educated at Rhodes 
College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes 
Scholar, and at Yale University, where he was awarded the Ph.D. in 1978. 

Churchill was formerly vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Hendrix College, 
where he also served as professor of philosophy and twice as interim president. In the 1970s, he served as 
assistant American secretary to the Rhodes Scholarship Trust, and has been active since that time in the 
selection of Rhodes Scholars. 

His scholarly interests include the philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and David Hume, as well as topics in 
the history of philosophy, the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of liberal education. 

His publications include several dozen articles in these and related fields in journals in the U.S. and the 
U.K., book chapters in the U.S. and Germany, several dozen reviews and critical notes, as well as essays and 
stories in the popular press and college magazines. He writes a regular column, "From the Secretary," for 
Phi Beta Kappa's quarterly for members, The Key Reporter. 

He has taught courses in the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, logic, ethics, Wittgenstein, 
Hume and interdisciplinary topics involving texts from philosophy, literature, religion, history and the 
classics. 



Churchill's professional activities have included membership on the Board of Directors of the American 
Conference of Academic Deans and the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, founding head of the 
Arkansas Governor's School's Area II, service as chair of the Council of Deans of the Associated Colleges 
of the South, and editorial work for The Thomist, The Southern Journal of Philosophy , The International 
Philosophical Quarterly, and Choice magazine. He was a Danforth Foundation associate, a program review 
panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and for thirteen years a North Central 
Association consultant/evaluator and team chair. He is president of the National Humanities Alliance and 
a member of the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C. Churchill has been married since 1972 to Jean Hill 
Churchill, and they have three children: Will (b. 1977), Mary Katherine (b. 1980), and Hugh (b. 1982). 



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May 10, 2008 
Candidates for Degrees 



Education 

Specialist, 

Masters 

of 

Education 

& 

Arts 



Education Specialist 



Jessica May Broyles 
Titusville, Florida 

Bronsky Tresvan Bryant 
St. Cloud, Florida 



Elaine Muccigrosso Grohol 
Kissimmee, Florida 

Dana Michelle Kruger 
DeBary, Florida 



Karyn Allee Scarcella 
Deltona, Florida 

Natalie Marie Shaffer 
Clermont, Florida 



Master of Education 



Jessica Ann Aivazis 
Deltona, Florida 

Laura Angela Alvarez 
Lake Mary, Florida 

Christine Mary Ashley 
St. Cloud, Florida 

Mary Eherling Ballerino 
Orlando, Florida 



Monica Leigh Emery 
Kissimmee, Florida 

James Andrew Flood IV 
Deltona, Florida 

Brian Joseph Goddard 
DeLand, Florida 

Timothy William Hefner 
Kissimmee, Florida 



Lisa Ann Nix 

Winter Park, Florida 

Nilda Ibette Ramos 
St. Cloud, Florida 

William Phillip Roberts 
Clermont, Florida 

Arlene-Fae Michelle Schouburgh 
Sanford, Florida 



Marvia Elaine Barrington 
Orlando, Florida 

Roger Jerome Brown III 
Orlando, Florida 

Brian Bruce Browne 
Davenport, Florida 

Therese Dee Choy 
Lake Mary, Florida 

Debi Lynn Duggar 

Winter Haven, Florida 



Melissa Jean Howell 
Davenport, Florida 

Kimberly Ann Howes 
St. Cloud, Florida 

Tracy Catherine Johnson 
Orange City, Florida 

Debra Lynn Kehoe 
Clermont, Florida 

Kelly Anne Mitchell 
Lake Mary, Florida 



Ann Elizabeth Seppala 
Palm Coast, Florida 

Megan Elizabeth Shea 
Orlando, Florida 

Deborah Ann Tryzbiak 
St. Cloud, Florida 



Master of Arts 

Sabrina Marie Edmonston 
DeLand, Florida 



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Master 

of 
Science 

& 

Bachelor 

of 

Arts 



Rohyn Lynn Bismarck 
Daytona Beach, Florida 

Karen Anne Hanson 
Ormond Beach, Florida 

Laura Diane Koning 
Oviedo, Florida 



Master of Science 



Veronica Faye Petkus 
Port Orange, Florida 

Amanda Lynn Pontillo 
St. Cloud, Florida 

Jessica Leigh Squires 

Daytona Beach, Florida 



Katie Lynn Waraksa 
Orlando, Florida 

Katie Elizabeth Winder 
Orlando, Florida 



Bachelor of Arts 



Isa Marie Adney 
Lake Mary, Florida 

Communication Studies 



Peter Michael Bova 

Hadley, Massachusetts 
Humanities 



Stephanie Champagne 
Port St. Lucie, Florida 
Religious Studies 



Taylor Leigh Anderson 
DeLand, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Megan Michelle Austin 
Cocoa, Florida 

International Studies 

Carly Krueger Badke 
Lakeland, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Rachel Marie Batten 
Brooksville, Florida 
Political Science 

Jessica Ann Becht 

Patchogue, New York 
Political Science 
Sociology 

Caryn Leigh Biroscak 
Nokomis, Florida 
English 

Cary James Bleasdale 

Black Mountain, North Carolina 
History 

Sean Louis Borelli 
Brooksville, Florida 
Philosophy 

Elizabeth Ann Bornhorst 
Defreestville, New York 
Elementary Education 



Geoffrey Hunter Bride 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
Political Science 

Damaris Anabela Britton 
DeLand, Florida 
Social Science 

Zena Justine Brooks 
Deltona, Florida 
Social Science- 
Secondary Education 

Yanelisi Brugone 

Ormond Beach, Florida 
Elementary Education 

Brittany Rose Alma Bumpus 
Maryville, Tennessee 

General Studies in Education 

s Sarah Jacqueline Bunton 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
Religious Studies 

Inna Campbell 
Eustis, Florida 
German 

Erica Jane Cash 

Altamonte Springs, Florida 
Communication Studies 

Nicholas Robert Cavallaro 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Political Science 



Tiffany Marie Chestnut 
Deltona, Florida 
History 
Russian Studies 

Victoria Ann Chiaramonte 
Clearwater, Florida 
Political Science 

Amanda Lee Clarke 
Milton, Delaware 
Psychology 

Kasey Marie Cox 

Palm Harbor, Florida 
Religious Studies 
Spanish 

Robert D'Augustinis 
St. Johns, Florida 
Psychology 

Erica Christine Demers 
Miami, Florida 

Communication Studies 

James Crawford Dershimer 
Longwood, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Emily Elizabeth Edwards 
Gainesville, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Lindsay Michelle Edwards 
St. Augustine, Florida 
German 



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: July Candidate 



Bachelor of Arts... continued 



TriSta Eugeni Etheridge 
Kissimmee, Florida 
English 

Katherine Jo Farrell 

Ormond Beach, Florida 
Political Science 

Sabrina Marie Fernandez 
Deltona, Florida 
Art 

Jana Michelle Fisher 
Bradenton, Florida 

Digital Arts - Sound Track 
French 

Christine Margaret Fraser 
Kingston, Ontario, Canada 
Sport Management 

Kayla Marie Fruetel 
Riverview, Florida 
Psychology 

Amanda Marie Gibbs 

Daytona Beach, Florida 
Psychology 

Andrew Joseph Glasnovich 
Titusville, Florida 
Political Science 

Karen Elizabeth Glick 
St. Petersburg, Florida 
Sociology 

William Devlin Grauel 
Naples, Florida 
Political Science 

Allyne Louise Grawert 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Spanish-Secondary Education 

Meghan Shea-Soo Gregg 
Tallahassee, Florida 
International Studies 

William Ian Guthrie 
DeLand, Florida 
American Studies 
Religious Studies 

Laura Patricia Guzman 
Mascotte, Florida 
Political Science 



Sara Jolise Hagan 
Stuart, Florida 
Art 
French 

Michael David Hodges, Jr. 
Lakeland, Florida 
Economics 
English 

Rachel Kathleen Holleman 
Port Orange, Florida 

Communication Studies 

Diana Amaris Hoskins 
Melbourne, Florida 

Communication Studies 

Rebekah Gwyn Jamieson 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 
Religious Studies 

Dea Dea Mae Johnson 
Orlando, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Thomas Andrew Joyce 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
American Studies 
History 

Paul Lewis Jump 

Wellington, Florida 
English 

Caitlin Mackenzie Kilgallin 
Melbourne, Florida 
International Studies 

Sean Ryan Kinberger 
Safety Harbor, Florida 
Digital Arts-Art Track 

Sybil Marie Kirkwood 
Orlando, Florida 

English-Secondary Education 
German 

Grant Lewis Kollinger 
Lakeland, Florida 
English 

Daniel Jared Krinsky 
Palm City, Florida 

Environmental Science 

Geography 



William Michael Krolick 
St. Cloud, Florida 

Environmental Science 
Religious Studies 

Eric Scott Lamontagne 

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida 
Sport Management 

Gisue James Lanza 
Punta Gorda, Florida 
Political Science 

Carol Richins Larson 
DeLand, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Joanna Margaret Livingstone 
Palm City, Florida 
Psychology 

Melissa Ann Lussier 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 
American Studies 

'" Ryan Joseph Lynch 

Port Charlotte, Florida 
History 
Religious Studies 

Griffin Kelly Lyon 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Religious Studies 

Gentry Elizabeth Mander 
Dade City, Florida 

International Studies 
Spanish 

Shauna Anjuli Maragh 
DeBary, Florida 
English 

Kristine Erin McGinnis 
Naples, Floridn 

Communication Studies 

Patrick Michael McMahon 
St. Augustine, Florida 
Political Science 

Mary Elizabeth Medeiros 
Westerly, Rhode Island 
Elementary Education 

Jaclyn Pawn Millet 

Orlando, Florida 
Art 



Bachelor 

OF 

Arts 



: July Candidate 



' 



Bachelor 

of 

Arts 



Bachelor of Arts. . .continued 



Kristina Frances Morgan 
Cape Coral, Florida 
Political Science 



David Scott Plakon 
DeLand, Florida 

Digital Arts - Sound Track 



Michael Edward Schindel 
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 
English 



Hadley Marie Mueller 
Sunrise, Florida 
English 

Meghan Marie Murphy 
Bradenton, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Lacie Rose Neill 
DeLand, Florida 

International Studies 
Russian Studies 

Paula Marie Nichols 

Atlantic Beach, Florida 
Elementary Education 

Igor Nikomarov 

Palm Coast, Florida 
Political Science 
Russian Studies 

Rebecca Ann Orzechowicz 
Miami, Florida 
Psychology 

Carrie Ann Padron 
Palm Coast, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Michael George Palmere 
Orlando, Florida 
Political Science 

Jesse Lawrence Paquin 
Port Orange, Florida 
Religious Studies 

Charles Thomas Parks III 
Imaudaheer, Florida 
Religious Studies 

Aliana Milagros Payret 
Belle Glade, Florida 
Sociology 

Simone Nicole Petche 
Port Charlotte, Florida 
Economics 
Spanish 

Elizabeth Brenner Philbin 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
Elementary Education 



David Andrew Polchinski 
Staten Island, New York 
Humanities 

Rachel Elizabeth Pusateri 
DeLand, Florida 
English 

Joseph Scott Quails 
Largo, Florida 
Philosophy 

Vanessa Malerba Ralls 
Sarasota, Florida 
English 

Parker Dallas Redman 
Orlando, Florida 
History 

Amanda Nicole Reece 
Melbourne, Florida 
Religious Studies 
Sociology 

'' David Patrick Reilly 

Mamaroneck, New York 
English 

Ana Laura Roditi 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Latin American Studies 

Ryan Michael Rogers 
DeLand, Florida 
Religious Studies 

Angela Theresa Roman 
DeLand, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Daniel Louis Roscoe 
Bushnell, Florida 
Theatre Arts 

Laura Anne Rose 
Gulfport, Florida 
Political Science 

Jessica Anne Ross 
Naples, Florida 

Elementary Education 



Rebekah Lynn Schlottman 
Miami, Florida 
English 
Russian Studies 

Jennifer Lee Shaller 

Lighthouse Point, Florida 
History 

Bartholomew John Sheard 
Satellite Beach, Florida 
Communication Studies 

Matthew James Sherman 
Charlotte, Michigan 
German 

Gloria Melissa Shoup 
Ft. Pierce, Florida 
Political Science 

Lauren Suzanne Sicilia 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Communication Studies 

Michael James Simpson 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Philosophy 

Samantha Lee Simpson 
Lakeland, Florida 
English 

Shamesha Me'ashay Smith 
Kingsland, Georgia 
Sport Management 

N Kacee Brooke Sorenson 
Salt Lake City, Utah 
Sociology 

Joseph Thomas Stelling 
Orlando, Florida 
Humanities 

Brittany Shaye Stenger 
Barnesville, Ohio 
History 

Derek Garnet Stottlemyer 
Sarasota, Florida 
Philosophy 



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: July Candidate 



Bachelor of Arts. . .continued 



Leslie Vittoria Strickland 
Sanford, Florida 
Spanish 



Amanda Hastings Tully 
Oviedo, Florida 

Elementary Education 



John Edward Vitek 
Longwood, Florida 

Environmental Science 



Bachelors 

of 

Arts 

6k 
Science 



Manzurakhon S. Talipova 
Winter Park, Florida 
Political Science 



John Thacher Tu thill 
Lake Placid, New York 
Elementary Education 



Jacob James Wagner 
Apopka, Florida 

Communication Studies 



Patrick Joseph Testa 
Ft. Myers, Florida 
Political Science 



Holly Lorraine Van Horn 
Deltona, Florida 
Geography 



Kathleen Mary Wall 

Winter Springs, Florida 
Psychology 



Carolyn Dolores Themel 

Colorado Springs, Colorado 
History 



Ishabel Mari Vicaria 
Miami, Florida 
Psychology 



Crystal Rae Wallace 

Altamonte Springs, Florida 
French 



Bachelor of Science 



'Nadiajamal Abdulaal 
Orlando, Florida 

Medical Technology 



Joseph William Biondolillo 
Deltona, Florida 
Biology 



Lee Christopher Emery 
Odessa, Florida 
Biology 



Ashlie Elizabeth Arroyo 
Chuluota, Florida 
Biology 



Whitney Morgan Block 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Integrative Health Science 



Kirsten Michelle Engel 
Inverness, Florida 
Biology 



Amanda Michelle Bailey 
Destin, Florida 

Rehabilitative Studies 



Melanie Marie Boyer 
New Holland, Illinois 

Integrative Health Science 



David Richard Glerum, Jr. 
Orlando, Florida 
Psychology 



llya Alexander Bashtavenko 
Des Moines, Iowa 
Psychology 



: Frances Chai Ching 
Lehigh Acres, Florida 
Integrative Health Science 



Rebecca Gabrielle Gonzalez 
Apopka, Florida 
Psychology 



Nicole Francis Bearfield 
Reddick, Florida 

Elementary Education 



Antoinette Grace-Ann Clarke 
Kingston, Jamaica 
Biology 



Cameron Cody Green 
Casselberry, Florida 
Psychology 



Brian Daniel Bell 
Bradenton, Florida 
Physics 



Jessica Madge Davis 
Palm Harbor, Florida 
Psychology 



Paul James Grittner 

Boynton Beach, Florida 
Psychology 



Jonathan Edward Berlin 

DeLand, Florida 

Psychology 



Peter Dimitri Dzuba 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Economics 



Kira Lynn Hall 

Clearwater, Florida 

Integrative Health Science 



Jon Michael Beusse 
DeLand, Florida 
Chemistry 



Amy Elizabeth Elsila 
Ponte Vedra, Florida 
Biology 



Kevin Arnold I leislei 
Jupiter, Florid. i 

Mathematics 



: July Candidate 






Bachelor 

OF 

Science 



Bachelor of Science... continued 



Nada Salah Helal 

Port Orange, Florida 
Biology 



Justin Paul Lewis 
Tallahassee, Florida 

Aquatic 4k Marine Biology 



Gabriela Selena Padron 

Orlando, Florida 

Psychology 



Matthew Brandon Henderson 
Jensen Beach, Florida 
Psychology 



Megan Elizabeth Lewis 

Aurora, Colorado 

Chemistry 



Christian Sean Pecora 
Brooklyn, New York 
Physics 



Samantha Elizabeth Herzig 
Novelty, Ohio 

Integrative Health Science 



Zachary Valpatrick Loftus 
DeLand, Florida 
Sociology 



Samantha Pessolano 
Palm City, Florida 

Aquatic 6k Marine Biology 



Amanda Nicole Hibbert 
Miami, Florida 

Integrative Health Science 



Zebadiah Ray Long 
Edgewater, Florida 
Computer Science 



Jonathan Gregory Peterson 
Sorrento, Florida 
Physics 



Daniel Thomas Infield 
Colgate, Wisconsin 
Biochemistry 



Nicolette Alicia Louzar 

Orlando, Florida 

Psychology 



Kelly Lauren Powell 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Elementary Education 



Analisa Jolie Jahna 
Babson Park, Florida 

Integrative Health Science 

Jana Mae James 
DeLand, Florida 
Biology 

Michael James Jones 
Palm Coast, Florida 
Mathematics 

Bethany Anne Kiedis 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
Integrative Health Science 

Jennifer Joy Kmetz 
Vero Beach, Florida 
Psychology 

James Christopher Kortbus 
Port Orange, Florida 
Molecular Biology 

Filip Kricka 

Umag, Croatia 

Integrative Health Science 

Danielle Marie Landry 
DeBary, Florida 

Integrative Health Science 

Daniel Patrick Lane 
DeLand, Florida 
Physics 



Christina Marie Lovejoy 
Apopka, Florida 
Psychology 

Shanna Alexis McMaster 

Kingston, Jamaica 

Psychology 

Jessica Kathleen Monroe 
DeLand, Florida 
Psychology 

Amber Bnsa Moss 
Williston, Florida 
Biology 

Christina Marie O'Farrell 
Largo, Florida 
Psychology 

Jessica Lee Olson 

Lighthouse Point, Florida 
Psychology 

Bertram Lippincott O'Neill III 
West Chester, Pennsylvania 
Psychology 

Sarah Jean O'Neill 
Vero Beach, Florida 
Psychology 

Andrew Curtiss Packard 
Las Cruces, New Mexico 

Computer Information Systems 



Danielle Leigh Reed-Hudson 
Port Orange, Florida 

Environmental Science 
Geography 

Lyzaida Ivette Rivera 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Psychology 

Ryan Michael Rogers 
DeLand, Florida 
Mathematics 

Brandon Phillip Ross 
Pierson, Florida 

Computer Science 

Kyle Matthew Schmitt 
Miami, Florida 
Biochemistry 

Steven Trai Shinn 

Citrus Springs, Florida 
Molecular Biology 

Mary Jane Simpson 

Altamonte Springs, Florida 
Chemistry 

Jessica Lee Spreng 
Casselberry, Florida 
Biology 

Sean Michael Tamm 
Venice, Florida 
Economics 



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* July Candidate 



Bachelor of Science... continued 



Sarah Emily Turnbull 
DeLand, Florida 

Integrative Health Science 

Stephanie Esther Webb 
Portsmouth, England 

Integrative Health Science 

Michael Stephen Werner 
Palm Bay, Florida 
Molecular Biology 



Natalie Lynn Wethington 
East Palatka, Florida 
Biology 

William David Wood 
Gainesville, Florida 
Mathematics 



Jeffrey Alan Wray 

Palm Harbor, Florida 

Computer Information 
Systems 

Sandra Joanne Youngs 
Ocala, Florida 
Psychology 



Bachelor 

of 
Science 



* July Candidate 






SUMMA 

Cum Laude, 

Magna 
Cum Laude 

& 
Cum Laude 



Graduation Honors 



Summa Cum Laude 



Isa Marie Adney 

Peter Dimitri Dzuha 

Sarah Ashley Edwards 

Jana Michelle Fisher 

Elizabeth Anne Frampton 

Daniel Thomas Infield 

Carol Richins Larson 

Shauna Anjuli Maragh 



Elizabeth Barone Martin 

Jessica Kathleen Monroe 

Rachel Elizabeth Pusateri 

Ryan Daniel Rapolti 

Amanda Nicole Reece 

Ryan Michael Rogers 

Rebekah Lynn Schlottman 

Patrick Joseph Testa 



Alvez Theodore Barkoskie IV 

Patrick Allen Bauer 

Joseph William Biondolillo 

Whitney Morgan Block 

Elizabeth Ann Bornhorst 

Zena Justine Brooks 

Inna Campbell 

Jonathan David Carter 

Kasey Mane Cox 

Jessica Madge Davis 

Amy Elizabeth Elsila 

Lee Christopher Emery 



Magna Cum Laude 

Sabrina Marie Fernandez 

Andrew Joseph Glasnovich 

David Richard Glerum, Jr. 

Andrew Thomas Grimes 

Wdliam Ian Guthrie 

Kevin Arnold Heisler 

Adam Hersh 

Michael David Hodges, Jr. 

Thomas Andrew Joyce 

Savannah Mae Shevawn Kalka 

Bethany Anne Kiedis 

Caitlin Mackenzie Kilgallin 



Sybil Marie Kirkwood 

Jennifer Joy Kmetz 

Shin Yi Liu 

Andrea Suzanne Migliori 

Jaclyn Dawn Miller 

Kaylyn Elizabeth Norvell 

Christian Sean Pecora 

Lyzaida Ivette Rivera 

Leslie Vittoria Strickland 

James Henry Tschannen 

Giacomo John Ventimiglia 



Cum Laude 



Hassan Amir Anderson 
Carly Krueger Badke 

Brian Daniel Bell 

Geoffrey Hunter Bride 

Brittany Gene Brown 

Brittany Rose Alma Bumpus 

Remington Bird Cantrell 

Amanda Lee Clarke 

Ian Callum Conrad 

Jessica Lynn Crowley 

Michaela Marie Dati 

Andrew Scott Davis 

James Crawford Dershimer 

Edward William Dougherty III 

Amanda Jean Gargiulo 



Allyne Louise Grawert 
Laura Patricia Guzman 

Sara Jolise Hagan 

Tracy Ann Heidenfelder 

Matthew Brandon Henderson 

James Christopher Kortbus 

Krystie Faye Lee 

Justin Paul Lewis 

Ashley Kay Madole 

John Michael Magee, Jr. 

Gentry Elizabeth Mander 

Meghan Marie Murphy 

Paula Marie Nichols 

Simone Nicole Petche 

Marissa Lynn Pilson 



Matthew Jason Rapoport 
Rachael Lauren Roberts 
Phillip Andres Rodriguez 
Angela Theresa Roman 

Mary Jane Simpson 

Katherine Mary St. Clair 

Jessica Leanne Stearns 

Derek Garnet Stottlemyer 

Sean Michael Tamm 

Ishabel Mari Vicaria 

Lyubov Petrovna Vlasyuk 

Christopher John Welch 

Michael Stephen Werner 

Megan Lynette Woodall 



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Honors Recognitions 



Stetson University applauds all May 2009 graduates who have achieved high honors in completing their degrees, and 
especially the following students who are members of the University's most prestigious academic honoraries and 
programs. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Stetson was the first private university in Florida to be honored with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest 
honorary society. Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has promoted "high scholarship, liberal culture, and good character" 
among undergraduates. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is Stetson's highest recognition of excellence in the study of the 
liberal arts and sciences. 



Joseph Biondollillo 

Whitney Block 

Kasey Cox 

Andrew Glasnovich 

Michael Hodges 

Daniel Infield 



Thomas Joyce 
Caitlin Kilgallin 
Sybil Kirkwood 

Ryan Lynch 
Shauna Maragh 
Rachel Pusateri 



Pi Kappa Lambda 



Amanda Reece 

Lyzaida Rivera 

Ryan Rogers 

Rebekah Schlottman 

Patrick Testa 



Pi Kappa Lambda is a national music honor society which recognizes those junior and senior students who have 
demonstrated superior achievement in their programs of study. Seniots in the upper 20 percent of the class and juniors 
in the upper 10 percent of the class are eligible for membership. . 



Hassan Anderson 

Alvez Barkoskie 

Jonathan Carter 

Elizabeth Frampton 



Andrew Grimes 

James Tschannen 

Megan Woodall 



Beta Gamma Sigma 

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society providing the highest academic recognition available for an 
undergraduate or graduate business student. Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes outstanding academic achievements of 
students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International. To be eligible 
for membership, an undergraduate student must rank in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, or the upper 10 percent 
of the senior class. Graduates must be in the upper 20 percent of their class. 



Bachelors of Business Administration 

Patrick Bauer Ashley Madole 

Peter Dzuba Elizabeth Mattin 

Adam Hersh Andrea Migliori 

Savannah Kalka Marissa Pilson 
Shin Liu Ryan Rapolti 



Katherine St. Clair 

Derek Stottlemyer 

Giacomo Ventimiglia 



Masters of Business Administration 

Yvonne Chang Bonnie McDonough 

Kelly Downer Jessica Seagle 

Craig Feldman Joshua Stachura 
Stephanie Kwan 

Chi Sigma Iota 

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors and counseloi educators whose 
mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize 
high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. 



Karen Hanson 
Amanda Pontillo 



Katie Waraksa 
Katie Winder 



Honors 
Recognitions 



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Honors 
Recognitions 



Kappa Delta Pi 

Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education. Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa 
Delta Pi elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in 
teaching and allied professions. It encourages improvement, distinction in achievement, and contributions to 
education. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to 
education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. 

Karyn Scarcella 



Honors Program 

Founded in 1956, Stetson University's Honors Program is the oldest in the Southeast and one of the oldest in the 
nation. Its mission is to provide "enriched and intellectually stimulating learning experiences for inquisitive and 
motivated students." University Honors Program graduates must complete a rigorous sequence of courses in general 
education, fulfill all requirements for a major (and often a second major or minor), write a personal credo, pass a 
comprehensive oral examination, and maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. The Honors Program 
has a long tradition of providing leaders to student government, campus media, and service organizations. 



Nicholas Cavallaro 
Cameron Green 
Michael Hodges 
Eric Lamontagne 



Gentry Mander 

Roman Ozimek 

Laura Rose 

Katherine St. Clair 



Sean Tamm 
Jacob Wagner 



U.S. Army ROTC Commissioner 

Student commissioned on May 7, 2009 



2LT Michael Palmere 



Graduation Pledge 

Initiated by the Class of 2002 

and the Student Government Association 

Stetson University 

This voluntary commitment is part of a national movement in which college graduates sign a pledge to "lead 
responsible lives." Seniors who have signed the Stetson University pledge wear green and gold ribbons at 
Commencement to indicate their intention to live thoughtfully and responsibly, drawing on values they have 
developed here as they move forward in life and work: 

I acknowledge the impact of my decisions on others, on society, and on the environment. As I graduate from 
Stetson University and begin advanced study or my life's work, I pledge to consider the social, spiritual, and 
environmental consequences of my actions. As I make daily choices, I will do my best to enhance the lives of 
others, to deepen my understanding of the spiritual dimension of human life, and to demonstrate respect for the 
natural world. 



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In Memoriam 

Richard McDowell Feasel, Professor of Music, Emeritus 

Robert E. Fort, Jr., Professor of Music, Emeritus 

Fred L. Messersmith, Professor of Art Emeritus 

Thurman Edwin Smotherman, Professor of Education, Emeritus 



The Class of 2009 



Stetson 
University 



The Class of 2009 includes undergraduate students from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, 
Croatia, England, Jamaica, Switzerland, and the United States. Twenty-seven states are 
represented, with Floridians comprising the vast majority. 

The College of Arts & Sciences is awarding 205 Bachelor degrees and 34 Master degrees, and 6 
Education Specialist degrees. The five largest undergraduate majors, in terms of numbers 
graduating, are Elementary Education, English, Political Science, Psychology, and Religious 
Studies. 

The School of Business Administration is awarding 148 Bachelor degrees, with Accounting, 
Finance, General Business, and Marketing having the most majors. The School is awarding 56 
graduate degrees. 

The School of Music is graduating 25 students, with 21 Bachelor of Music degrees and four 
Bachelor of Music Education degrees. 

It's early in the process, but to date, approximately 40 percent of the graduates have confirmed 
positions in the work force, the military or in graduate school while others are planning to travel, 
still seeking employment, engaging in community service, or researching graduate school 
opportunities. Of those continuing their education, 69 have reported they will seek their Master's 
degree, 10 are headed to law school, 10 are working toward a Ph.D., four are going to medical 
school, and one is pursuing nursing. 

Students have been admitted by highly selective graduate schools nationally and internationally, 
including the University of St. Andrews (UK), University of Chicago, Boston University, The 
Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, The Juilliard School, Ohio 
State University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, Duke 
University, University of Texas, University of Tennessee, University of Maryland, University of 
Illinois, University of Houston, Baylor University, California State University, George 
Washington University, Northeastern University, Michigan State University, Medical University 
of South Carolina, Longy School of Music, and Colorado University, as well as by strong programs 
in Florida including The Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of 
Florida, Rollins College, University of South Florida, and Stetson University. 

Students entering the work force have found positions around the country and around the world. 
They will be serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Virginia as well as in Ecuador with the Peace 
Corps; they will also be serving as financial analysts at SEI Investments in Pennsylvania, a Second 
Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, an education program specialist in Colorado, a credit manager for 
Wells Fargo Financial in Tennessee, and a key account manager for New Century Group in 
Connecticut. Many will be working in Florida in positions such as a director of choral music, a 
sales program manager of Wyndham Vacation Resorts, an operations manager for Orlando Resorts 
Rental, and an information technology resource specialist for Stetson University. Members of the 
Class of 2009 have been hired by organizations such as Sherwin-Williams, Callaway Golf 
Company, Edward Jones, The Dolphin Research Center, Liberator Medical Supply, Optix Eyecare, 
Pershing, The Knowledge Laboratory Tutoring Center, Artsy Abode, Americorps VISTA, and 
Invasion Group Artist Management. 



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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES 

FROM THE 
STETSON UNIVERSITY 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



The Stetson University Alumni Association salutes the Class of 2009 and welcomes you to the 
group of more than 26,000 men and women who are valued as honored graduates. Membership 
in the Alumni Association is free and as a new Stetson alumnus/a, you are invited to participate 
with the Alumni Association to ease your transition from Stetson student to Stetson graduate. 
You represent the most important asset of Stetson University, and the University is eager to stay 
connected with you and to strengthen the relationship created between you, your friends, and 
your alma mater. 

Stetson University's young alumni programs provide social and networking events for alumni 
who have graduated in the last 10 years. The Alumni Association also offers a variety of annual 
events, including regional receptions, across the country, Homecoming each spring in DeLand, 
and alumni travel programs to numerous locations. 

Additional alumni benefits also include the following: an online community, Hatternet, that 
provides search capabilities for email and career networking information; email for life; access to 
a Stetson MasterCard; a travel discount card; an opportunity to purchase an official Alumni 
Association class ring; an array of University publications; and the opportunity to purchase an 
alumni I.D. card which allows for use of the Hollis Center and the duPont-Ball Library. You may 
also actively participate in the Alumni Association by getting involved as an alumni 
volunteer — assisting with alumni events, -student recruitment, and career networking — and 
supporting the University with an annual gift. 

The most efficient way to get the latest news about Stetson University alumni events, services, 
and programs is to visit the Alumni Association's Web site often at www.stetson.edu/alumni. To 
update your contact information, use the Alumni Update Form located on the Hatternet site. 
By keeping your e-mail address current, you will receive the latest news from the Alumni 
Association through our electronic alumni newsletter, H@tmail. 

Today, we celebrate with you as graduates of Stetson University. As you take your place in a 
global society as an engaged citizen, the extended Stetson family welcomes you into their world. 
But remember that the Stetson family in DeLand will always welcome you back home. You can 
stay in touch by visiting our Web site at www.stetson.edu/alumni, e-mailing us at 
alumni@stetson.edu, or calling (386) 822-7480 or toll free at (800) 688-4287. Again, 
congratulations on your achievements, and best wishes for a great life! 



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YEARS IUNIVERSITY